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July 11, 2018 11:58AM
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
452 AM PDT Wed Jul 11 2018

CAZ273-NVZ459-112300-
/O.UPG.KREV.FW.A.0006.180711T2000Z-180712T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.FW.W.0009.180711T2000Z-180712T0400Z/
/O.CON.KREV.FW.A.0007.180712T2000Z-180713T0400Z/
Mono and Eastern Alpine Counties-
Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-
452 AM PDT Wed Jul 11 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
THE EASTERN SIERRA AND LAHONTAN BASIN OF WESTERN NEVADA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND STRONG OUTFLOW
WINDS FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA AND LAHONTAN BASIN OF WESTERN
NEVADA...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag
Warning for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds, which is in
effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT this evening. A Fire
Weather Watch remains in effect for Thursday afternoon and
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Zone 273 Mono and Eastern Alpine Counties
and Fire Zone 459 Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties.

* Thunderstorms...Thunderstorm coverage is expected to increase
today and expand northward on Thursday. The north edge of the
thunderstorm activity will have limited rainfall with lightning
caused fires probable.

* Outflow Winds...Gusty and erratic outflow winds of 40 to 50
mph can be expected near thunderstorms.

* Impacts...Lightning can create new fire starts and may combine
with strong outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in
size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry
vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
Follow local fire restrictions. Check weather.gov/reno for
updates and livingwithfire.info for preparedness tips.

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